|Nov-18-04|| ||Knight13: Very skillful Lange. |
|Apr-13-05|| ||Catfriend: 21.Bd4!! Qxd4 22.Rxg6+ fg 23.Qxg6+ Qg7 24.Qxe8+ Qf8 25.Ne7+ Kg7 26.Qg6#|
22..Kf8 23.Qh8+ Qxh8 24.Rxh8#
23..Kf8 24.Rf1+ and mate in 2.
|Apr-13-05|| ||ughaibu: How about 21....Re5? |
|Apr-13-05|| ||Honza Cervenka: <How about 21....Re5?> 22.Bxe5 dxe5 23.Ne7+ Kf8 (23...Nxe7 24.Rh8+ with mate) 24.Nxg6+ fxg6 25.Rxg6 or 22...Qxe5 23.Rxg6+ fxg6 24.Qxg6+ Kf8 25.Nf6 d5 26.Rh7 etc. |
|Jan-01-06|| ||dakgootje: very nice game. Was it the puzzle of 13-04-05, else it would make a nice puzzle...|
|Jan-01-06|| ||ughaibu: 21....Bh3 22.Rh3 Qd4 leads to an endgame a pawn down, no?|
|Jan-01-06|| ||psmith: <ughaibu> After 21...Bh3 22. Rxh3 Qxd4 23. Rxg6+ fxg6 24. Qxg6+ Qg7 25. Nf6+ Kf8 26. Qf5 threatening 27. Rh7 wins.|
But even more convincing is 21... Bh3+ 22. Qxh3 Qxd4 23. Rxg6+ fxg6 24. Qh7+ Kf8 25. Rf1+ and mates. (assistance from Fritz with this.)
|Jan-01-06|| ||ughaibu: Looks good, thanks.|
|Jan-01-06|| ||ughaibu: Psmith: In your first line isn't black okay with 26....Re5?|
|Jan-01-06|| ||psmith: <ughaibu> Fritz says after 26...Re5 27. Nd7+ wins:|
27... Ke8 28. Nxe5 dxe5 (28... Qxe5 29. Qxe5 and Rh8+) 29. Rh7 is good enough, though Fritz prefers 29. Qe6+.
27... Kg8 28. Nxe5 dxe5 (28... Qxe5 29. Qg6+ Qg7 30. Qe6+ Qf7 31. Rh8+; 30... Kf8 31. g4 leads to mate.) 29. Qe6+ Kf8 (29... Qf7 30. Rh8+) 30. Rh5 mating or winning the Queen.
27... Ke7 28. Nxe5 Qxe5 (28. dxe5 Rh7) 29. Rh7+ leads to mate.
All analysis due to friendly Fritz.
|Jan-01-06|| ||ughaibu: Sorry, yes, somehow I thought the king was on f7, my mistake.|
|Dec-13-17|| ||saintdufus: I wonder how Lange spotted the move 21.Bd4!
Was it: "If I could deflect the queen somehow, there might be tactical possibilities around g6"...
Or was it more like: "Okay, I've got a strong position, let's look for attacking moves. Bd4 hits the queen but loses a piece...if he captures it, then...hey, wait a second...Rg6+...yes, Bd4 looks good..."
Or maybe it was: "If only the bishop were on the long diagonal, I would have a mating attack on h8. Obviously I can't get it there right now...or can I?"
If we knew the thought-processes that gave rise to great combos, maybe we could learn to think that way ourselves. (There's probably some book about this...)